Friday, June 15, 2012

Healthcare Administration: Industry Expert Session - Dr. Shashi Bhushan Gogia

INLEAD conducted an Industry Expert Session on 15th June for its Healthcare Administration students of April’12 batch. The Session was conducted by Dr. Shashi Bhushan Gogia – MS, MBBS (Chairperson of IMIA). Dr. Shashi Bhushan has done his Graduation and post graduation in general surgery from AIIMS , New Delhi. He is the Chairperson of IMIA working group on TeleHealth, Consultant to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for EHealth and President of SATHI. Dr. Gogia has special interest in Plastic Surgery and Medical Informatics & Telemedicine.

Topic for the session was Insights– Healthcare Information Management Systems. The session was conducted by Dr. Shashi Bhushan Gogia on Hospital Management Information System (HMIS). Dr. Gogia had made the session pretty much informative and had enlightened our students with his I.T. experience in the Healthcare Industry. The session helped students to understand how HMIS can improve knowledge base of healthcare professionals in various sectors for example it can help in maintaining electronic records in the Medical Record Department of the hospital, it helps in simulation techniques as well. He laid stress on the fact that from an administrator's point of view, one should know the basics of IT, Networking and Connectivity. Dr. Bhushan described how India is slowly and gradually moving towards EMR (Electronic Medical Record) and EHR (Electronic Health Record).

Apart from the Medical Informatics, he also threw light on the concept of Telemedicine which is being taken up by doctors as an alternate source, to provide services to the remote areas of the country. According to him, by implementing the current standards in Information Technology and by applying the change management theory we can give a thrust to the Healthcare Information System. He also touched upon some points on cloud computing which is ultimately the future of Information Technology and can play a major role in the Healthcare Industry.

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